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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience.
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Won't eat, drink or move around.

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Won't eat, drink or move around.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
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I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Any 16 year old who shuts down as you've described should be attended to by her vet at your earliest convenience. While a much younger cat has the reserve to spring back from minor disorders, an advanced geriatric such as Kitty is more likely to suffer from degenerative disorders such as chronic renal and hepatic insufficiencies and malignancies. In fact, multiple disorders are expected at her age.
I regret that I can't be more specific for you from here but only encourage your having Kitty seen promptly lest she become dehydrated and electrolyte imbalanced. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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